Get ready to enter the property market.
The first thing you’ll need to do is decide what you want to buy, so consider the location, whether you’d prefer a house or unit, a new home or existing home, and whether you’ll live in it or rent it out.
Next, get an idea of how much you can afford. Will you be buying by yourself, or with someone else? How much have you saved for a deposit? What are your income and expenses looking like?
It’s also important to research all the costs which may be involved with buying your first home, like stamp duty, Lenders Mortgage Insurance, Property valuation and conveyancing.
When you’ve done your research, it’s time to get pre-qualified. With loans.com.au, you can apply online in just minutes. This will give you a guide of how much you can borrow. From here, we can help you apply, upload your documents, complete the valuation of your property, and get your loan approved so we can return your documents and you’ll settle.
No matter what stage of the process you’re at, we’re here to help.
Why do people choose us for their first home?
Low interest rates
We can offer extremely low rates because our online model is so efficient. Having fewer overheads like branches means doing business costs less. Those savings means we can offer you lower interest rates and not chargie any ongoing or monthly fees.
Accessible support team
Our Australian-based support team are here to help you whenever you need it. You can reach our team on 13 10 90, Live Chat, through onTrack app or even on Facebook at most times of the day. We’re here to help you settle as soon as possible.
You can apply online in just minutes for your home loan, and then manage your documents through our easy-to-use app, onTrack. onTrack allows you to complete your home loan application on your device in your own time, as it suits you.
Fast approval & settlement
We can approve your home loan in a matter of days, pending the right documents have been submitted and verified. We’ll help you get to settlement in no time!
Safe & trusted lender
loans.com.au is financially backed by Firstmac, Australia’s 13th largest lender that has been in business for more than 40 years. Firstmac has more than $13 billion in loans under management, and our operations are covered by the NCCP Act & enforced financial services watchdog, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).
We’re community people
We put people at the heart of everything we do, and beyond supporting our customers, we’re involved in our local community through our Women, Children & Community Program.
Our Home Loan Process
loans.com.au makes borrowing simple so you can buy your first home and start paying off your loan, sooner. Go from application to settlement in a few simple steps. Here's how.
Fill out our application online or talk to one of our Australian-based lending specialists to do the hard work for you.
Login to onTrack and easily upload the required documents. Plus, you can track your application through to approval.
Settle & save
Get approved and settle quickly. We help you get the keys so you can start paying off your loan and own your first home sooner.
Common home loan questions
Alternatively, chat to one of our friendly lending specialists on 13 10 90 and they can complete your application for you.
After your application is complete, use our app onTrack on your desktop or device to add your documents such as payslips, and details of your existing loan. In the onTrack app, you can track the progress of your application.
For more information for documents required for a home purchase or build:
What documents do I need to buy or build a home in Australia?
ACT | NSW | NT | SA | QLD | TAS | VIC | WA
- The state you’re buying in – All states have different methods of calculating stamp duty so the amount will differ.
- The price of the property – In general, the cheaper the property is the less stamp duty you will pay.
- The type of home you’re buying – Vacant land will have less stamp duty compared to an established home.
For example, if you’re buying a home in NSW which costs $500,000 then you are required to pay stamp duty of $18,262. But if you’re buying a property of the same value in Queensland, you will only pay $10,156 in stamp duty.
Our property reports provide information such as Estimated property value, Property mapping, Properties sold in the area, Market comparison, Median sale prices in the area and Suburb insights.
We'd always advise our customers to have the right documentation ready at application stage, so you can move forward with your application as quickly as possible. For more information about documents required for a purchase or build:
What documents do I need to buy or build a home in Australia?
Calculate your home loan repayments
Ready to enter the property market and buy your first home? Simply apply online or chat to a lending specialist and they can do the hard work for you. We make the process easy so you can get the keys to your first home as soon as possible.
Get free property & suburb insights
To help you find the perfect home, we'd like to give you a free loans.com.au Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) property report, a breakdown of information about the property you are considering, including previous sale prices.
Estimated property value
An indication of how much the property is worth, based on factors including recent sale prices for comparable properties in the area.
An aerial photo of the property and its immediate surrounds, plus maps of the street & the property in relation to points of interest and facilities.
Properties sold in the area
You will be able to see details of recently-sold properties in the area including the date they were sold, land size, number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms and garage size.
Detailed information about nearby properties currently listed for sale or recently sold, including their first and last advertised price and days on the market.
Median sale prices in the area
The median sale price for homes in the area and how it has changed each month in recent years.
Information about the suburb's demographics, such as household occupancy, household income and household structure.
We’ve put together handy guides for everything you need to know when it comes to getting a home loan, so all the information is here in one place.
Guide to buying your first home
Buying a first home is one of the biggest financial decisions of anyone’s life. Follow the steps to assist you in achieving your first home ownership.
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